The Commonwealth Conundrum

Kicking off your weekend with Canadian Crackers, British Bangers, Aussie Rockers and Kiwi Karnage, The Commonwealth Conundrum provides you with the best place to hear indie, rock, alternative, punk, post-punk, industrial, and whatever awesome music is coming out of the Commonwealth countries... At the moment the focus is on what great sounds and scenes are coming out of Britain, Ireland (not strictly part of the Commonwealth but the music's too good to ignore!), Australia, New Zealand as well as our own backyard. However if there is a rock band anywhere within the 54 countries that make up the commonwealth, hosts Rebecca Munroe and Danny Payne will do their best to find them!

Speaking of the hosts...

Rebecca is quite a passionate and gregarious lass known to rant about a particular news topic that has royally pissed her off! And talk incessantly about her passion for Pete.

Danny Payne on the other hand is a music-loving British MP3J who aims to bring the good people of Montreal the finest in underground, unsigned and independent UK and Irish music.

Both will be speaking regularly with lads and lasses here and abroad about their bands, music scenes and what not!

And at 5:30pm every Friday, Montreal's finest bloggers will inform, YOU, the public about great concerts and what other fun things there are to do in this great city of Montreal.

Oh and in case you were wondering... Pints and cuppas go quite well with this show!".

Selected Audio

Most recent playlist (view all)

ArtistSong Title
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Teenage KicksHoudini
KasabianClub Foot
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Fat White BandTouch The Leather
The Sweet ChapWhere The Oxygen's Free
AustraPainful Like
Filthy HaanzYour Friends, My House
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The Wet SecretsSunshine
Pif Paf HangoverOne Trick Pony
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Neil YoungSouthern Man
Secret BroadcastMore Than Friends
News & Community Calendar
Grass HouseHere We now Going
Beans on ToastThings
Seb BlackGot No Twist
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Kick to KillDreams
CTZNSHPHeartbreak Kids
Circa WavesStuck in my Teeth
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Neon WaltzSombre Fayre
Catfish and the BottlemenPacifier
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Fear Of MenDescent
Aztecs Bad Blood
The Pack A.D.Sirens

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Rebecca Munroe had the pleasure of interviewing Grimskunk live on air June 6th, 2012.

They talked about their new album, the state of the music industry and their feelings on the political landscape here in Canada and abroad.

They also played Everybody Hates You off their new album 'Set Fire' live!!!

Best interview she has ever had the pleasure of doing - to date!


April 18th saw the Commonwealth Conundrum show extended another hour bringing new and retro music from all over the Commonwealth.Also, more importantly, Brit and DJ extraordinaire Danny Payne joined Rebecca Munroe as co-host of the show.Danny hails from Brighton, England and brings phenomenal British music to the show. This podcast features an interview with Arni (bass player) from the VACCINES, taking time out from his hotel room in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  You'll want to hear this brilliant chat!
Go to our Commonwealth Conundrum Soundcloud page to listen:

Toronto band The Hidden Cameras are 10 years old!
And they are celebrating by streaming a new compilation of songs that take a tune down memory lane.
If you want to check it out... just click the link below!

2010 was not a stellar year for music that stood out... so that being said,
here are my top 5 Canadian albums and top 5 albums from everywhere else!

Canucks Top 5

5. Bears, Mayors, Scaps and Bones - Cancer Bats
4. Zeroes QC - Suuns
3. Tendre et Mauve - Meta Gruau
2. Wilderness Heart - Black Mountain
1. The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

Everywhere else!
5. Teen Dream - Beach House
4. Black Tambourine - Black Tambourine
3.Glitter and Doom Live - Tom Waits
2.Grinderman 2 - Grinderman
1. My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope To the Sky - Swans!

And... went to a lot of shows this year... but after seeing The Swans...
all the others became a blur... nevetheles here are the ones that managed to...